"Mumps (Boy on Bed)" - Norman Rockwell Print - Commissioned by Merck to to Celebrate Their Work with Vaccines


Maurice Ralph Hilleman (1919-2005) was an important and much honored American microbiologist who developed more than 40 important vaccines. He worked for E. R. Squibb & Sons, the U.S. Army Medical Center (now Walter Reed Army Institute of Research), and then Merck & Co. In 1963, when his daughter Jeryl Lynn came down with the mumps, Dr. Hilleman cultivated material from her and used it as the basis of a mumps vaccine.

Date Made: ca 1971

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, Health & Medicine, The Antibody Initiative, Antibody Initiative: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella


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Credit Line: Gift of the Hilleman Family: Lorraine W. Hilleman, Jeryl Lynn Hilleman, and Kirsten Jeanne Hilleman

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2017.0193.12Catalog Number: 2017.0193.12Accession Number: 2017.0193

Object Name: print, advertising, vaccine

Measurements: overall: 21 1/2 in x 27 1/4 in; 54.61 cm x 69.215 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-6cec-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1845729

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